Islam in Africa: Mali protest against women’s law

August 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Tens of thousands of people in Mali’s capital, Bamako, have been protesting against a new law which gives women equal rights in marriage. Continue Reading Islam in Africa: Mali protest against women’s law…


It Starts with A Dream…

May 13, 2009 at 9:14 am | Posted in world | Leave a comment
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By Roya Kashefi from Feminist School

About two weeks ago, sitting behind my computer early one morning in London , I received an email inviting me to support a Coalition formed by several groups within the larger women’s movement in Iran . The accompanying leaflet went to great lengths explaining that the Coalition’s purpose was not to support the elections, a particular candidate or indeed to encourage anyone to vote in the forthcoming presidential elections. Its sole purpose was to publicise the demands of the Coalition; firstly for the Islamic Republic to unconditionally ratify Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and secondly to amend certain articles within the Constitution. Continue Reading It Starts with A Dream……

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